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gsueagle2424 06-11-2012 03:43 PM

12.5" on 8" rims
 
I know most of the sites i've looked at have a recommended rim width of at least 8.5" for 12.5" tires.

Does anyone else have 12.5 on 8 rims? Can I see a picture? Just curious how it looks.

InvertChaos 06-11-2012 03:48 PM

33x12.50x15 on a 15x8 wheel. Some tire shops will say don't so it, but it works great and you can air down lower than with a 15x10 wheel.

http://www.imgur.com/E1RXcl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qKI9rl.jpg

XJ Knight 06-11-2012 03:53 PM

A 8-9 inch wide wheel is what is recomended for a 12.5in wide tire for those that air down. 10in is good for street use. 15x8 is very common around here for those that run a 15in wheel

IslandTJ 06-11-2012 03:55 PM

The 8" wheel will generally hold a bead better on a 12.5" tire vs. a 10" wheel.

gsueagle2424 06-11-2012 04:02 PM

Thanks for the quick replies! I'm sold, now to convince the other half that it is a "necessity."

98GunmetalTJ 06-11-2012 04:03 PM

33x12.5x15 on 15x8
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B...D594BEB84F.JPG

akavelo 06-11-2012 04:27 PM

Wheels
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 98GunmetalTJ (Post 2461612)

Hey Gunmetal, what wheels are on your TJ

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Border Dave 06-11-2012 04:44 PM

How about using 8.5 inch wide wheels like me? I know the selection isn't great, but there are some available.

InvertChaos 06-11-2012 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Border Dave
How about using 8.5 inch wide wheels like me? I know the selection isn't great, but there are some available.

They should work as well. Do you have them, or are you looking for some and why?

Border Dave 06-11-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InvertChaos (Post 2461791)
They should work as well. Do you have them, or are you looking for some and why?

I already have them. That's why I asked, "How about using 8.5 inch wide wheels like me?" Maybe I should have asked, "Why don't you use 8.5 inch wide wheels like I do?"

XJ Knight 06-11-2012 05:02 PM

15x8.5's aren't as common as a 15x8 that is why you don't see to manny of them around. That being said no issue with running that size if you can find one that you like

Border Dave 06-11-2012 05:12 PM

These aren't the ones I have, but I kinda like the Black Rock Desperados:
http://lgcdn.jeep4x4center.com/media...51240_7434.jpg

InvertChaos 06-11-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Border Dave
I already have them. That's why I asked, "How about using 8.5 inch wide wheels like me?" Maybe I should have asked, "Why don't you use 8.5 inch wide wheels like I do?"

Ah okay. Yep like XJ said they're not as common, especially when an 8" wheel will work well.

98GunmetalTJ 06-11-2012 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akavelo (Post 2461690)
Hey Gunmetal, what wheels are on your TJ

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Pro Comp 7069 with Goodyear MTRs. I liked the soft 8's, but didn't want the weight of the steel or the shine. These fit the bill. :thumb:

Kevbz 06-11-2012 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 98GunmetalTJ (Post 2461894)
Pro Comp 7069

every time I flip through a catalog, those are the ones I always come back too!

blue6tj 06-12-2012 04:43 AM

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Here is my 35x12.5r15's on 8's... Works great for airing down...


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